Figure 1 presents the percentages of individuals meeting MACT and VACT CDC/ACSM guidelines.
Males (40%) were more likely to meet the VACT guideline recommendation than females (27.
There were significant differences in social support (peer and family) and perceived severity of inactivity as a function of gender and meeting CDC/ ACSM guidelines for both MACT and VACT (See Table 1).
Being male (113%), perceiving the consequences of inactivity as severe (19%), and re porting greater social support for physical activity from peers (6%) and family (4%) improved the odds ratio significantly of meeting either the MACT or VACT CDC/ACSM guideline.
6%) of our sample meeting MACT recommendation raises a concern about maintenance of an active lifestyle since lower intensity exercise has better adherence rates than VACT (Dishman & Buckworth, 1996).
In our sample, participants with greater family and peer social support were more likely to meet VACT recommendations.